(Burbank, CA and Scotts Valley, CA - September 24, 2007) BBC Motion Gallery, the video footage licensing arm of BBC Worldwide, today announced the availability of short-form programs on DVD via CreateSpace, part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies (NASDAQ: AMZN).
BBC Motion Gallery has selected the CreateSpace DVD on Demand service, which manufactures and ships packaged DVDs as customers place orders, to make more than 20 titles available on DVD to the general public for purchase on Amazon.com.
Selections available for the first time on Amazon.com include "Animal Capers," wildlife comedic shorts that shed light on the fascinating lives and loves of a variety of creatures, and "Living Colour," breathtaking footage covering the facts and mysteries behind the spectacular profusion of colors in nature. Other BBC Motion Gallery short programs available through CreateSpace include "Blue Skies," "Bodyscapes," "First Steps," "Flower Power," "Great British Eccentrics," "Natural Remedies," "Ultramarine," "Weird Science" and "Zodiac."
"BBC Motion Gallery has an amazing selection of unique short-form programming, and we're pleased to help them make it available to a broader audience on Amazon.com," said Dana LoPiccolo-Giles, co-founder and managing director of CreateSpace. "With CreateSpace DVD on Demand, customers can find, buy and collect an even greater selection of BBC Motion Gallery titles and receive their purchase, on DVD, in just a few days."
"Many distinctive programs from BBC Motion Gallery's collection of short-form programming will be available as we roll out this direct-to-consumer effort via CreateSpace," said Jan Ross, Senior Vice President, BBC Motion Gallery in the Americas. "This is the first time that many of these entertaining and educational titles will be available for purchase by the general public."
BBC Motion Gallery, a business within BBC Worldwide, offers media professionals access to the world's most comprehensive collection of high-quality motion imagery for licensing worldwide. With more than 500,000 hours of footage, BBC Motion Gallery encompasses a wealth of content covering natural history, sport, news, locations, art, music, celebrities, historic events and more. BBC Motion Gallery is also the exclusive global representative of the CBS News Archive, and has global distribution deals with NHK, Japan's national broadcaster, ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and CCTV, China's national television station. BBC Motion Gallery operates from offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Paris, Mumbai, Dubai, Toronto, Sydney and Tokyo.
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the license payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Global Channels, Global TV Sales, Magazines, Content & Production, Home Entertainment and Digital Media.
CreateSpace is a DBA of On-Demand Publishing LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ AMZN). A leader in manufacture-on-demand services for independent creative content owners, CreateSpace was originally founded as CustomFlix Labs, Inc. in 2002 and acquired by Amazon.com, Inc. in 2005. The company's mission is to profitably connect its members to a worldwide audience through multiple channels, including Amazon.com. CreateSpace provides inventory-free, physical distribution of books, CDs and DVDs on demand, and video downloads via Amazon Unbox.
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